Now in its 15th big year, Pink Floyd A Fleeting Glimpse continues to attract new audiences. The site is widely acknowledged as a great source for Floyd news and has picked up a massive cult following over the years. A Fleeting Glimpse (Or AFG as its become known) is used by a cross section of the Floyd/Waters online community, including new fans & crusty old fossils, who spend all their life researching Floyd. I fit into the latter category by the way, having been a Floyd fan since 1966. My name is Col Turner, and I run this site on behalf of fans all over the planet. Without your contributions the site could not exist. If you have anything Floyd related that you think may be of interest, drop us a line (email@example.com) Don't forget, in the best Pink Floyd tradition, there are several hidden links on this site, can you find them? Col Turner ~ Gold Coast, Australia
RIP Storm Thorgerson We are deeply saddened to inform you that our dear friend Storm Thorgerson has passed away at the age of 69. Storm began his career with UK design group Hipgnosis, founded in the late 1960s and his distinctive style made him one of the industry's most recognisable artists. There was the mournful-looking cow on the front of Atom Heart Mother, the burning businessman on the sleeve of Wish You Were Here, the giant pig flying over Battersea Power Station and the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon..His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Muse and others.
We heard some weeks ago that he was ailing and now comes the news that he is no longer with us. This is made especially hard as he was a personal friend and will be missed immensely. David Gilmour has issued the following statement.
We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep's Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.
He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend.
The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work.
I will miss him.
Our thoughts go out to Storm's mother Vanji, his son Bill, his wife Barbie Antonis and her two children Adam and Georgia.
Guess who was in the audience for Eric Clapton and Keith Richards Crossroads 2013 show on April 13? (Check the 2m 45s mark) Thanks to Lee Smith for the heads up
The rumours have been flying for months and finally we have something concrete to go on. Phil Manzanera in a recent interview said" There’s going to be a new David Gilmour album at some point" More news when we get it. (Thanks to Werner Haider from Pulse & Spirit for the heads up) There's more on this story in The Forum
He is one of Britain’s foremost playwrights and has written prolifically for television, screen and stage. But Sir Tom Stoppard has reached his zenith after reworking The Dark Side of the Moon into a radio play to mark its 40th anniversary.
It took the 75-year-old four decades to come up with a suitably psychedelic idea.
But he was eventually moved by the music and put pen to paper to complete the project.
The result is an hour-long “fantastical experience”, blending the band’s dark, mesmerising music with a story that “takes listeners on a journey through their imaginations”.
Dark Side, featuring actors Bill Nighy and Rufus Sewell, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 over the August bank holiday weekend. Read More
Regular visitors may recall that late last year we told you about an upcoming Pink Floyd Musical that will be touring Germany this year. The musical is based on the book 'Forever & ever – my life and Pink Floyd' and tells the Story of Toni Day who was placed in an artificial coma and is trapped between two worlds, and how his daughter tries to prevent his life support being turned off. The tour kicks off in Bostalsee on 7 June and takes in Koln, Leipzig and Hamburg on its travels, concluding on 1 September. We understand that tickets for this unique event have been selling fast, so if you want to be assured of a seat we suggest you Book Now
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After a sell out season at the beautiful Teatro Amazonas in Manaus Brazil in 2008, Roger Waters opera Ça Ira will be returning to Brazil in May 2013, this time to the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo (Sao Paulo’s main Opera House). There will be 4 performances only, being on the 2nd (Opening night) and on the 4th, 7th and 9th. Roger is expected to attend the rehearsals. The conductor will be Rick Wentworth and Lika Geribello and Cristiane Rossetto are responsible for the production.. Full Cast & Team
Original assistance on 'Early Memories' Parts 1-6 Danilo Mirkovic
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